The Academy of Science is a unique and unparalleled, collaborative education experience in which high achieving students are challenged to expand their intellect, and to develop skills in scientific inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving and communications. The Academy’s academically rigorous learning environment focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), while fostering a culture of innovation based on leadership, social justice and serving our global community. The Academy of Science promotes three objectives for our students:
- STEAM Fundamentals for College Readiness
- Work-Based learning incorporating STEAM research and innovative experiences with San Diego’s STEAM community professionals, and
- Career development and resume building in STEAM.
Students interested in participating in the Academy of Science should read the detailed information about entrance and diploma requirements in the Curriculum Guide beginning on Page 9.
Selected students begin Academy of Science classes in their sophomore year. Academy of Science students are introduced to STEAM professionals and their work through visits and partnerships with institutions that include The University of California San Diego, University of San Diego, and San Diego State University. These partnerships include visits to their laboratories, providing mentors for our students from among the doctoral and post-doctoral scientists, and summer internship opportunities in the laboratories and research facilities they represent.